Navy reaches milestone in installing water treatment plants
[Nov 11 2016]
50 RO plants installed around the island so far
Produces solar power units
Sri Lanka Navy has declared open another six water
treatment plants (Reverse Osmosis) in selected schools in the
Anuradhapura region recently bringing the total of RO plants produced
and installed by the Navy to 50. These six (06) RO plants have been
installed at Ulhitiya Maha Vidyalaya, Haddaththawa Maha Vidyalaya,
Aluyatawela Maha Vidyalaya, Hebarawa Maha Vidyalaya in Mahiyangana and
Pahamunegama and also at the Wahalkada Rajamaha Viharaya in Anuradhapura,
states navy media sources.
These RO plants are produced by the Research and
development Unit (R&D) of the Navy with financial assistance from the
Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Kidney Diseases. These machines
are installed in areas prove to chronic kidney disease. A number of
private sector entities have also extended their support to this
project. More than 25,000 families and 18,500 students have benefitted
from the Navy's public service initiative.
Meanwhile Navy has also embarked on an ambitious
endevour to contribute its share to the national project to encourage
the use of renewable energy by producing solar powered electric lamps
for its use.
These solar powered lamps will help to light up navy
coastal observation points which have hitherto faced difficulties in
obtaining electricity. In addition power requirements to operate other
electronic devices can also be acquired from this unit.
Among the innovative solutions produced by the Navy's
Research and Development Unit is the development of solar powered
Reverse Osmosis plants. Sri Lanka Navy has also initiated a programme at
its naval premises to feed electricity to the national grid through Net